Palm Beach, FL, October 13, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- South Florida roots rockers Monty Warren & The Friggin' Whatevers (MWFW), along with the frontman for Spain's We R Comin' band, Phil Wolff, will play two shows dedicated to the memory and musical influence of Tom Petty. The first is Friday, Oct. 20 at 8:30 p.m. at Swampgrass Willy's in Palm Beach Gardens, followed by Saturday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. at Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub.
The devastating news of Petty's sudden death Oct. 2 hit Warren and Wolff as they arrived on Floridian soil from Spain, where they kicked off their We Don't Need No Stinkin' Sleep Tour with We R Comin' in Mallorca last month.
Monty Warren & The Friggin' Whatevers annually celebrate the birthdays of Monty Warren (Oct. 19), Tom Petty (Oct. 20) and Chuck Berry (Oct. 21) with a show. But this time around, the decision to primarily honor Petty was a "no-brainer," said Warren. "It's like losing an older, wiser brother."
"Tom Petty was too young to die," said the German-born Wolff who has been performing and writing his own tunes since he was in his teens. "But I'm sure his music will live on forever, and his musical talent and passion for Rock and Roll that inspired so many musicians will never die."
On MWFW's three albums, the "Whatevers" may vary, but at South Florida venues for the past few years, the group has regularly featured Bill Meredith (drums), Ron DeSaram (bass) and Roderick Kohn (lead guitar) with frontman Warren as singer/songwriter/guitarist. This time around, Spanish rocker Phil Wolff will be in town to partner with Warren as lead singer.
Warren and Wolff are busy collaborating on a new album entitled "Two Badasses." This is their first collaboration, although the gravelly-voiced Wolff was featured as a singer on MWFW's last album "Far Out Close Up."
"I'm happy and blessed to have the opportunity to be able to do right now what I love most and to work with Monty," said Wolff. "Some songs come from Monty and other ideas from my side, but they will all be Warren/Wolff compositions."
In a recent "No Depression: The Journal of Roots Music" online interview about the depth of his feelings for Petty's music and influence, Warren stated, "I shudder to think what life would have been like without that soundtrack."
To read the full interview on "No Depression":
Monty Warren & The Friggin' Whatevers Tom Petty Memorial Shows:
Oct. 20 @8:30 p.m.
Promenade Shopping Plaza
9910 ALT A1A, Suite 711
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Phone: (561) 625-1555
Oct. 21 @9 p.m.
Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub
830 E.Oakland Park, #101 Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone: 954-226-2371 For more info:
Monty Warren and The Friggin' Whatevers
Press Kit: http://montywarrenmediakit.blogspot.com
Phil Wolff Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/philwolfffanpage/
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